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Class Date Subject Reading/Tutorials Homework Assign. #
1 Aug 29 Introduction Reading questions
are not required.
#.# = PDC Textbook
SP# = Special Problems
2 Aug 31 Programming Introduction 1. Python Intro
2. Python If Else
3. Python Functions
4. Python Loops
Info Sheet,
Quiz 1 (a-c)
1
3 Sept 2 Dynamic Modeling 1. Python Arrays
2. Python Plots
3. Python ODEs
Quiz 2 2
M 5 Labor Day Holiday
4 W 7 Dynamic Modeling Simulink Intro,
Simulink Sources,
Simulink Sinks
SP1 3
5 F 9 Control Laws P-only control 1 (PDC), Simulink Control Loop SP2 4
6 M 12 Dynamic Modeling (cont.) 6 (PPC) 1.6, 1.7, 1.8 5
7 W 14 P-only control/PI control 7-9 (PPC), Simulink Two Tank Tutorial SP3 6
8 F 16 PID control 10 (PPC), Simulink CSTR Tutorial SP4, SP5, Quiz 7
9 M 19 Valve Design 12.3.2-12.3.4 (PDC) SP6, Quiz 8
10 W 21 Process Equipment Ch9 (PDC) SP8, Quiz 9
11 F 23 Review, Exam #1, Part I in Testing Center (Fr-Tu), Distribute Exam #1, Part II in class 12.6-12.7 (PDC), Valve Design 9.1, 9.4 (Hints for 9.4) 10
12 M 26 Exam #1
13 W 28 Modeling 2.1-2.3 (PDC) Take-home Portion of Exam Due at 1 PM
14 F 30 Modeling (contin) 2.4-2.5 (PDC)Lab #1 Preliminary Plan 11
15 Oct 3 Linearization 4.3 (PDC) 2.4, 2.10 (See Hints) 12
16 W 5 Laplace Transforms 3.1-3.4 (PDC) SP9, Quiz 13
17 F 7 Laplace Trans. (contin) 3.5 (PDC) 3.4 (See Hints), 3.6a,c, 3.7a,c, Quiz 14
18 M 10 Transfer Functions 4.1-4.2 (PDC) 3.6b, 3.9, 3.17 (See Hints) 15
19 W 12 Trans Func/First Order Sys 5.1-5.2 (PDC) 4.2, 4.7, 4.10 (See Hints) 16
20 F 14 Guest Speaker: Dale Smith Solve Energy Balance with MATLAB Lab #1 Work Session
21 M 17 First/Second Order Sys. 5.3-5.4 (PDC) Lab #1 Due
22 W 19 More Complicated Systems 6.1-6.4 (PDC) 5.5 17
23 F 21 Review for Practice Exam Review 5.14, 5.15 (See Hints) 18
24 M 24 Practice Exam (in class) 7 (PDC) 6.2, 6.7 (See Hints) (Excel data file) 19
25 W 26 Review Session for Exam #2 Exam #2 in Testing Center (Th-Tu) SP10 20
26 F 28 Optimization 8.1-8.3 (PDC), Engineering Design Optimization in MATLAB
27 M 31 Controller Transfer Functions and Block Diagrams
28 Nov 2 Closed Loop Systems 11.1 (PDC) SP11 21
29 F 4 Closed Loop Systems 11.2 (PDC) 11.11, Homework Help 22
30 M 7 Statistical Process Control 11.3 (PDC) 11.7,11.10 (See Hints) 23
31 W 9 Stability Analysis 11.4 (PDC) SP12 24
32 F 11 State Space Design 12.1-12.3 (PDC), Appendix C, State Space Modeling in MATLAB 11.14, 11.18 (See Hints) 25
33 M 14 Model Predictive Control 20 (PDC) SP13 - Use Simulink and MATLAB 26
34 W 16 Nonlinear Modeling and Optimization 20 (PDC) Work on Lab Project
35 F 18 Cascade Control 18.1-18.6 (PPC) 16.1 (PDC) Work on Lab Project
36 M 21 Cascade Control 18.7-18.8 (PPC) Work on Lab Project
37 T* 22 Special Topics Lab Project Work Session
W 23 No Class
F 25 Thanksgiving Holiday
38 M 28 Safety Lab Project
39 W 30 Feedforward Control 19 (PPC) SP14 27
40 Dec 2 Controller Interaction
Distillation Control
20 (PPC)
Problem #1 Help Video

Problem #2 Video - Solution
Problem #2 Online

Problem #2 Dynamic Solution
Problem #2 Files
In Class Quiz
Download Quiz
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41 M 5 Review Lab #2 Written Report Due (2 pages)
42 W 7 Review Lab #2 Presentations (5 minutes)
T 13 Final Exam from 2:30-5:30pm 256 CB